How we voted in ESPN.com's Top 25

December, 9, 2013
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Neither Adam nor I vote in any of the three major polls (we'll miss you next year, Harris Poll), but we do have a say in ESPN.com's Top 25. Here's what we said on our final regular-season ballots:

Adam's Top 25

1. Florida State
2. Auburn
3. Alabama
4. Michigan State
5. Stanford
6. Baylor
7. Ohio State
8. South Carolina
9. Missouri
10. Oregon
11. Oklahoma
12. Clemson
13. Oklahoma State
14. LSU
15. Arizona State
16. UCLA
17. UCF
18. Louisville
19. Fresno State
20. Wisconsin
21. Texas A&M
22. USC
23. Duke
24. Bowling Green
25. Miami

Brian's Top 25

1. Florida State
2. Auburn
3. Alabama
4. Michigan State
5. Stanford
6. Baylor
7. Ohio State
8. South Carolina
9. Missouri
10. Oregon
11. Oklahoma
12. Clemson
13. Oklahoma State
14. LSU
15. Arizona State
16. UCLA
17. UCF
18. Louisville
19. Wisconsin
20. Texas A&M
21. Duke
22. Fresno State
23. Georgia
24. Notre Dame
25. Bowling Green

Not a lot of surprises here. Michigan State and Stanford is a worthy 100th Rose Bowl matchup of top-five teams. If Alabama loses to Oklahoma and Michigan State wins, the Spartans could potentially finish the season No. 2. ... Ohio State drops five spots for both of us after the 10-point loss in the Big Ten championship game. That's the problem with a subpar schedule; once you lose, there's not much else on the résumé. ... Wisconsin is still hanging around the top 20 and gets a top-10 team (South Carolina) in its bowl. Time for the Badgers to prove the Penn State loss was a fluke. ... Northern Illinois drops out for both of us (see: subpar schedule), while the team that beat the Huskies in the MAC title game jumps in. Bowling Green has had a very nice season, even if it did lose by 32 points to Indiana in September. ... Iowa doesn't crack either of our Top 25s, but it was close for me. The Hawkeyes are my No. 26 this week.

What does your final, pre-bowl Top 25 look like?

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